Best Money Tips: How to Protect Yourself After the Equifax Breach

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found articles on ways to protect yourself after the Equifax hack, strategies for mastering new skills, and one ingredient that will prevent flood-damaged clothes from getting mildew.

Top 5 Articles

6 Easy Ways to You Can Protect Yourself After the Equifax Hack — Setting up a fraud alert on your credit report will prevent new credit cards or loans from being made in your name without your explicit approval. [Money Q&A]

5 Useful Strategies To Learn (And Master) New Skills — When learning a new skill, test yourself to find out what your strengths and weaknesses are. [Cash The Checks]

There's 1 Secret Ingredient You Need to Prevent Flood-Damaged Clothes From Getting Mildew — Vinegar will wipe out the musty smell that can cling to flood-damaged fabrics. [PopSugar Smart Living]

40 Sites That Pay You (to Do Things You Probably Are Doing Anyway) — These sites will pay to you take surveys, watch TV, play games, test websites, and more! [Money Pantry]

From Overspent to Under Control: Ways to Stop Compulsive Spending — Join Experian's #CreditChat tomorrow at 3 p.m. ET for a discussion on the emotional triggers that lead to compulsive spending and ways to stay in control of your finances. [Experian]

Other Essential Reading

7 Smart Yet Simple Ways to Handle Difficult People — Don't lower your standards, but if you remove your expectations of others, you can move on with your day without feeling disappointed at someone else's poor behavior. [Marc & Angel Hack Life]

3 Deadly Myths You Must Know About Stress — Don't accept stress as a normal part of life. [Life Optimizer]

Thick & Glossy: 12 Must-have Foods and Vitamins Your Hair Must Have — Egg yolks, which are rich in biotin and dietary protein, can help prevent hair damage. [Change Your Thoughts]

7 Kitchen Cleaning Tips You Should Live By — Empty the food trap in your dishwasher at least once a week to avoid odors and rotting food. [Sweet Home Times]

Tech that opens eyes: How apps help connect the blind and seeing worlds — Apps like BlindWays and Be My Eyes connect visually-impaired users with sighted volunteers who can help make their day-to-day tasks go a little easier. [The Christian Science Monitor]

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